Meet our Team

Our dedicated and talented team work together to deliver dentistry to suit whatever your needs.  We pride ourselves on being part of the community fabric of Tredegar and have lots of experience in treating anxious patients.

Our dentists:

Mr Ali Jahanfar
Practice Co-Owner & Dentist
GDC Number: 72731

Ali Jahanfar qualified in Gothenburg Sweden in 1996 and started working in Bargoed, Wales. He is very interested in keeping up to date with new techniques by attending courses. Mr Jahanfar is the owner of the practice with his business partner, Regina Appah.

He also works as Clinical Lead for HIW (Healthcare Inspectorate of Wales).

Outside dentistry, Ali enjoys keeping fit, running and is part of a spinning club, going every morning before work.

Miss Regina Appah
Practice Co-Owner & Dentist
GDC Number: 77557

Regina Appah qualified in Cardiff in 2000 and following vocational training, worked in various hospital jobs before eventually working in general practice.

In my spare time Regina likes cooking and baking cakes, and spending time with her beautiful little girl.

Miss Angharad Hunt
GDC Number: 265183

Angharad Hunt is the newest member to the team qualifying in 2016.  Angharad continues her professional development with the practice and relishes the opportunity to develop with the field of dentistry.

She enjoys keeping active in her spare time which involves going running with her club and climbing.  Angharad also loves making things, including knitting.

Mr David Clason Phillips
GDC Number: 61459

After qualifying in 1986 and working in a variety of hospital posts and a busy general practice for 5 years in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, it was my privilege and pleasure to own a Valleys practice for 25 years. Ali and Regina’s fantastic Tredegar practice now gives me the chance to carry on practising good dentistry whilst rebalancing things outside of work.

Now that my rugrats have flown the nest I am keenly learning Welsh, playing my mandolin and frequently jumping in the sea.

Miss Sioned James
GDC Number: 252555

Sioned qualified in Cardiff 2015, she started working with us in November 2022, Sioned has a wide variety of experience, she works within the prison environment and the Emergency Dental Services.

Miss Emily Heggie
GDC Number: 267772

My name is Emily and I have worked within the dental industry since 2016 and qualified as a dental hygienist from Cardiff university in 2022. I’m very excited to meet all the patients at Castle Street Dental Practice and to help educate everyone in all things oral health.

Having 2 young children and a dog spare time is a thing of the past but I wouldn’t have it any other way, I love spending time with my family, going on holidays and making memories. I also enjoy going on long walks and baking with my daughter.

Ms Katherine Reynolds
Dental Therapist
GDC Number: 11164

Kath is an experienced Therapist and Hygienist; Kath has worked within the Community and in Practice.

Our dentists are supported by:

Ruth Cusack
Assistant Practice Manager

I started working within Dentistry in 1998, qualified as a Dental Nurse in the year 2000.  I joined Castle Street Dental Practice in October 2022 as the Practice Assistant Manageress.

I have 2 sons who both play rugby which takes up most of our family time. I enjoy watching them both play.

Rhian Lloyd
Head Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 289661

My name is Rhian Lloyd and I’m a qualified dental nurse. I love my job and I’ve been doing it for 4 years now. I enjoy visiting new cities and going to gigs in my spare time

Linda Williams
Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 162825

Linda is a qualified dental nurse with over 35 years of experience to bring to the practice.

In her spare time Linda likes reading, swimming and making greeting cards for friends and family.

Amanda Jones
Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 276589

Amanda joined our practice in April 2013 with Deborah as a receptionist.  She has now become fully qualified dental nurse, but also still works on reception when required.

Amanda’s interests include spending time with her friends and family and being outdoors walking with her dog.

Clare Jones
Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 165780

Clare is a qualified dental nurse who has joined our practice in August 2011 and brings a wealth of knowledge to our team.

Her interests include socialising with friends, cooking food and running.  Clare is a keen member of a running club in Tredegar.

Joline Herbert

Joline is our full time receptionist. She has a vast knowledge in this field as she previously worked as a dental nurse for many years.

She enjoys playing bingo and watching movies at the cinema, but prefers a good game of darts with her partner and daughter.  Any spare time left she likes to spend relaxing on the sofa watching TV.

Jessica Taylor
Trainee Dental Nurse

Jessica started in Castle Street Dental Practice in August 2022. After travelling for 3 years, Jessica has come back to continue her career in dental health.

In her spare time she enjoys making memories with her little boy, spending time with friends and shopping.

Lara Klimowich
Trainee Dental Nurse

My name is Lara, I am a trainee dental nurse soon to be qualified at the beginning of 2024. I’ve become very fond and passionate of dental nursing, as I have always been keen to care and work closely with the public.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my loved ones, and plan my next spontaneous trip somewhere!